The Composition of Salt

Magela Baudoin

SHORT STORIES. PLURAL, 2014. 114 PAGES

GABRIEL GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ SPANISH-AMERICAN SHORT-STORY PRIZE 

All the stories in La composición de la sal (The Composition of Salt), portray everyday situations in which nothing important seems to happen but underneath the surface everything is on the point of falling apart. These are dramas of human relationships and clashes, wounds and scars, what is said and what isn't.

"In her book Baudoin describes a complex contemporary universe with humour and intelligence, featuring a plurality of voices that do not detract from the elegant coherence of the collection. Each story takes a situation to unexpected extremes and the endings are always surprising and subtly justified, effectively avoiding clichés and suggesting several vague possibilities that cause the reader lasting unease." Alberto Manguel

Magela Baudoin wins Gabriel Garcia Marquez short-story prize.

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